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Windows 7: Increasing dedicated video RAM

19 Jul 2013   #1
philosophikos

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Increasing dedicated video RAM

Hey folks!

The dedicated video memory on my graphics card is currently 64 MB which is pretty low and doesn't even meet the minimum requirements for some games I'd like to play. I was hoping there was a way to increase the memory, but I don't really know how I'd go about doing that or what the risks factors were.

Specs:

ASUS U47A
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel Core i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80 GHz (4 CPUs)
Intel HD Graphics 3000

If any other information is available I can provide it.

Thank you in advance for any help anyone can give.

Cheers!


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19 Jul 2013   #2
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

From what i know unless the card a special configuration that allows you to increase the memory you can only increase the speed GHz on a graphics card. I would say go for an upgrade get another Graphics card, I would say this is the best option if you are 100% unable to Increase it.

Regards,
Andrew
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19 Jul 2013   #3
philosophikos

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Alright, so I found a way to increase the dedicated graphics memory in the BIOS, but at the cost of dedicated system memory. So, what exactly does each of these do for my computer, and would it be bad to have one set to zero?
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19 Jul 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

The only way to increase video memory, is to buy a video card with more memory on it.
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20 Jul 2013   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philosophikos View Post
Alright, so I found a way to increase the dedicated graphics memory in the BIOS, but at the cost of dedicated system memory. So, what exactly does each of these do for my computer, and would it be bad to have one set to zero?
Yes it would be bad to have one set to zero, don't mess with your system memory at all. As AddRAM said above, the only way to get more VRAM is to buy a new GPU with more VRAM on it.
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20 Jul 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

philosophikos, since you have a laptop I would go with adding more dedicated ram in the bios. To game you would benefit best upgrading to a desktop.
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20 Jul 2013   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The real problem with gaming on a laptop isn't the size of dedicated video RAM but the poor performance of the video system. And there really isn't anything you can do about that. Laptops are not game machines.
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21 Jul 2013   #8
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Got to agree with what people are saying man, if you are going to game on PC go for a Desktop more power more fun and easy to replace parts.

Regards,
Andrew
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21 Jul 2013   #9
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

You bought a non-gaming laptop basically, 64 is plenty to run the native video resolution.

That Intel HD 3000 is basic transportation, I managed to get Diablo III running on a laptop with that, but the FPS is roughly 10, and this laptop doesn't have that 64 meg limit.

You can buy a gaming laptop, here's one to dream about:

Newegg.com - MSI GT Series GT70 2OD-019US Notebook Intel Core i7 4700MQ(2.40GHz) 17.3" Full HD 24GB Memory DDR3 1600 Super RAID (128GB SSD*2 RAID 0+ 1TB HDD BD Burner NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M

If you have to go laptop, sell that one and replace with one with good dedicated video, now that you know...

Newegg.com - MSI GE Series GE70 2OE-017US Notebook Intel Core i7 4700MQ(2.40GHz) 17.3" Full HD 12GB Memory DDR3 1600 750GB HDD 7200rpm BD Reader NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M

Almost half as much as the other, and about the starting point for a NEW one for good gaming, my desktop will still crush it.
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